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City of Reno, NV Safety & Training Manager in Reno, Nevada

Safety & Training Manager


Class Title

Safety & Training Manager

Class Code



$87,671.62 - $114,849.02 Annually

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Classification Description Summary

Under direction of the City Manager's Office, develops, administers, manages, interprets and leads the City's Safety Program and policies; monitors City performance of safety and loss control functions pertaining to City employees, property and public liability risk exposures; develops corrective measures and provides loss prevention techniques to reduce loss; conducts accident investigations, training and performs other related duties.


This single class position will be responsible for developing, managing and supporting all phases of the City of Reno's Occupational Health and Safety Program. The incumbent will provide professional knowledge and expertise to ensure a safe and healthful work environment; compliance with local, state and federal safety regulations and industry standards and protection of City assets which include people, property, finance and environment.

Essential Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Designs and implements necessary policies, procedures and program manuals, operational strategies, safety committees, accident prevention and investigation activities. Collaborates and provides technical assistance and support to City departments, agencies and personnel. Assist the City's police and fire departments, first responder of emergency calls for service, to work in a safe manner through communication and training.

Reviews and evaluates department/agency claims and loss experience, and identifies related safety and loss control training needs. Plans, develops, conducts and/or helps facilitate training programs and seminars for employees on all levels in the principles and practices of occupational health, safety.

Coordinates, communicates and oversees City compliance with applicable safety laws and standards, including Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and other safety laws and standards. Assists the City's risk management staff to manage risk and liability. Collaborates and coordinates with City departments/agencies and City Counsel to ensure appropriate responses (written and oral) and actions are made and documented as may be required by law.

Designs, develops, implements and conducts industrial safety and training activities including, but not limited to, exposure control, use of personal protective equipment, emergency planning, confined space entry, industrial hygiene, hazardous material handling and other safety and loss prevention.

Prepares written documents and reports on City safety and loss control operations (employee injury and illness statistics, successes, issues and concerns) and conducts trend analysis and forecasting.

Conducts regular safety and loss control inspections, surveys and hazard analysis of City operations and facilities. Prepares and issues written reports and recommendations as necessary, monitors and tracks department/agency compliance. Advises employees and City management on loss prevention and safety practices and potential hazards and develops corrective measures and loss prevention techniques.

Observes and monitors contractor safety activities, safety manuals and documents to assist in the identification of issues related to contractor compliance with City requirements.

Communicates with federal, state and local safety, health and environment agencies concerning City regulatory agency compliance.

Keeps abreast and analyzes existing and proposed state and federal safety-related laws, and leads the City-wide effort to maintain compliance.

Administers City's Drug and Alcohol Program.

Perform related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, environmental safety, fire science or related fields. (Additional experience as outlined below may be substituted for the education on a year-for-year basis.)


The equivalent of five years full-time progressively responsible journey-level experience in occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, fire protection, and/or environmental safety program development and administration of which a minimum of the equivalent of three years of full-time experience has been in a supervisory capacity.

License or Certificate:

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.

Possession of Certified Safety Professional certification.

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:

Mathematical and analytical concepts.

Word processing, Spreadsheet and presentation software (i.e., Microsoft, WordPerfect and similar products).

Occupational health, safety and accident prevention principles and practices.

Survey and inspection procedures dealing with real estate transactions, facility or venue usage, lease and occupation and risk identification and measurement.

Negotiating techniques.

Principles of technical and business writing.

Principles of supervision, management control, staff development and training.

Uses of industrial hygiene equipment to monitor atmosphere, noise and other potential hazards.

Applicable safety laws/standards, (i.e., OSHA, EPA, NFPA, DOT) and codes.

Safety and loss control principles and practices.

General worker's compensation and risk management program principles and practices.

Basic principles of instructing others in work and safety practices.

Ability to:

Plan, promote, implement, direct and evaluate a comprehensive safety program.

Evaluate departmental needs and make necessary recommendations.

Plan and supervise the work of others.

Maintain technical records and prepare clear, concise reports.

Understand, interpret and apply regulations and Federal, State and local legislation.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Analyze situations accurately and take effective action.

Work in a team based environment to achieve common goals.

Coordinate multiple projects and complex tasks simultaneously.

Meet the physical requirements to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Make effective presentations to the City Council, top management, public groups, and other City staff.

Supplemental Information


The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed both in an office and field environment; travel from site to site; extensive public contact.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and field environment; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Other Requirements



Last Update: 03/2019

JD 11/2018

**Existing benefit package is currently under review. Benefits are subject to change.

No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No social security participation, but Medicare deduction required (1.45%).

City paid medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage; paid 100% for employee and 55% for dependents.

City paid life insurance and long term disability insurance.

Twelve paid holidays.

Deferred compensation plans 457 and 401(a) available, with up to a 5% City match.

Vacation leave accrued at 5 hours per bi-weekly pay period.

Sick leave accrued at 4 hours per bi-weekly pay period.


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